Juliet Emamaullee

Associate Professor Of Surgery (Clinical Scholar)

Associate Director - DoS Clinical Research

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Overview

Dr. Juliet Emamaullee is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Immunology (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and an attending liver and kidney transplant surgeon at Keck Hospital and Children’s Hospital-Los Angeles. She is also the Associate Chief, Division of Clinical Research, Department of Surgery. Dr. Emamaullee completed her PhD and MD degrees at the University of Alberta, followed by residency training in general surgery at Emory University and an abdominal organ transplant/HPB surgery fellowship at the University of Alberta. She is a surgeon-scientist with an NIH-funded translational immunobiology lab, exploring immunological phenotypes associated with liver transplant recipients. Dr. Emamaullee’s areas of expertise include computational biology, Fontan-associated liver disease, and living donor liver transplantation.

Dr. Emamaullee holds leadership roles in several surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Society of Transplantation, and Association for Academic Surgery. She serves as Chair of the North American Living Liver Donation Innovation Group. She has co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed publications, has received more than 50 awards, and has over $2 million in extramural funding including a National Cancer Institute K08 Award.

Awards

  • American College of Surgeons: Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 2023
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons: Rising Stars in Transplant Surgery Award, 2023
  • International Liver Transplant Society: Basic Science Investigator Award, 2023
  • Association for Academic Surgery: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Visiting Professorship, 2022
  • American Society of Transplantation: Clinical Science Career Development Award, 2021
  • Canadian Medical Association: Award for Young Leaders in Medicine, 2009
  • Association of Women Surgeons: Patricia Numann Medical Student Award, 2009

Publications

  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors in liver transplantation: Current practice, challenges and opportunities Liver Transpl. 2024 Feb 13. . View in PubMed
  • Finance, race, ethnicity, and spoken language impact clinical outcomes for children with acute liver failure Pediatr Transplant. 2024 Feb; 28(1):e14686. . View in PubMed
  • Technical optimization of spatially resolved single-cell transcriptomic datasets to study clinical liver disease Sci Rep. 2024 02 13; 14(1):3612. . View in PubMed
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within and Outside Traditional Selection Criteria: A Multicentric North American Experience Ann Surg. 2024 01 01; 279(1):104-111. . View in PubMed
  • Summary of a Consensus Conference on Heart-Liver Transplantation Am J Transplant. 2023 Dec 08. . View in PubMed
  • Review of pediatric combined heart-liver transplantation: A roadmap to success Pediatr Transplant. 2023 Dec; 27(8):e14633. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Surgical Care and Outcomes for Hepatobiliary Malignancies Am Surg. 2023 Nov 13; 31348231216492. . View in PubMed
  • CHALF Score: A Novel Tool to Rapidly Risk Stratify Children in Need of Liver Transplant Evaluation During Acute Liver Failure Transplantation. 2023 Oct 23. . View in PubMed
  • Psychosocial evaluation of living liver donors-State of current practices in the United States Liver Transpl. 2023 Oct 23. . View in PubMed
  • Technical optimization of spatially resolved single-cell transcriptomic datasets to study clinical liver disease Res Sq. 2023 Sep 05. . View in PubMed
  • Spatially resolved immune exhaustion within the alloreactive microenvironment predicts liver transplant rejection Res Sq. 2023 Jul 03. . View in PubMed
  • Corrigendum to ‘Assessment of long-term outcomes post living liver donation highlights the importance of scientific integrity when presenting transplant registry data’ [American Journal of TransplantationVolume 22, Issue 6, March 2023, Pages 1519-1522]. Am J Transplant. 2023 May; 23(5):695. . View in PubMed
  • Model for End-Stage Liver Disease/Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease exception policy and outcomes in pediatric patients with hepatopulmonary syndrome requiring liver transplantation Liver Transpl. 2023 Feb 01; 29(2):134-144. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of gut microbiota on liver transplantation Am J Transplant. 2023 10; 23(10):1485-1495. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of technical urinary tract complications in kidney transplantation recipients with a prolonged dialysis history Surgery. 2023 08; 174(2):136-141. . View in PubMed
  • Advances and innovations in living donor liver transplant techniques, matching and surgical training: Meeting report from the living donor liver transplant consensus conference Clin Transplant. 2023 07; 37(7):e14968. . View in PubMed
  • Revisiting transplant immunology through the lens of single-cell technologies Semin Immunopathol. 2023 01; 45(1):91-109. . View in PubMed
  • Transfusion-free Strategies in Liver and Pancreatic Surgery: A Predictive Model of Blood Conservation for Transfusion Avoidance in Mainstream Populations Ann Surg. 2023 03 01; 277(3):469-474. . View in PubMed
  • Letter to the Editor: Mucosal gut microbiota in primary sclerosing cholangitis before and after liver transplantation-Are there other challenges? Hepatology. 2023 08 01; 78(2):E27-E28.. View in PubMed
  • Examining the Role for Donor-specific Antibody Testing in Simultaneous Liver-kidney Transplantation: A Single-center Analysis of Outcomes Transplantation. 2023 05 01; 107(5):1115-1123. . View in PubMed
  • Transplantation. 2023 04 01; 107(4):808-814. . View in PubMed
  • Liver Transpl 2022 Aug 21; 134-144. . View in PubMed
  • Arterial Anastomosis Using Microsurgical Techniques in Adult Live Donor Liver Transplant: A Focus on Technique and Outcomes at a Single Institution J Reconstr Microsurg. 2022 Jun 28. . View in PubMed
  • Microscope-Assisted Arterial Anastomosis in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcomes J Reconstr Microsurg. 2022 May; 38(4):306-312. . View in PubMed
  • CAQ Corner: Surgical evaluation for liver transplantation Liver Transpl. 2022 12; 28(12):1936-1943. . View in PubMed
  • Gender equity in surgical literature authorship: Are we there yet? Am J Surg. 2022 11; 224(5):1215-1216.. View in PubMed
  • Pediatric acute liver failure: Reexamining key clinical features, current management, and research prospects Liver Transpl. 2022 11; 28(11):1776-1784. . View in PubMed
  • Alloantibody and crossmatch in simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation: Is the jury still out? Liver Transpl. 2022 11; 28(11):1804-1805.. View in PubMed
  • The optimal immunosuppression management to prevent early rejection after liver transplantation: A systematic review of the literature and expert panel recommendations Clin Transplant. 2022 10; 36(10):e14614. . View in PubMed
  • The use of nondirected donor organs in living donor liver transplantation: Perspectives and guidance Hepatology. 2022 06; 75(6):1579-1589. . View in PubMed
  • Assessment of long-term outcomes post living liver donation highlights the importance of scientific integrity when presenting transplant registry data Am J Transplant. 2022 06; 22(6):1519-1522. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Value of Surveillance Biopsies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation Liver Transpl. 2022 05; 28(5):843-854. . View in PubMed
  • Immunologic benefits of maternal living donor allografts in pediatric liver transplantation: fewer rejection episodes and no evidence of de novo allosensitization Pediatr Transplant. 2022 05; 26(3):e14197. . View in PubMed
  • Treatment and outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with Sickle cell disease: a population-based study in the US. HPB (Oxford). 2022 02; 24(2):234-243. . View in PubMed
  • Excess liver transplant waitlist mortality for patients with primary biliary cholangitis under MELD-Na allocation Clin Transplant. 2022 02; 36(2):e14527. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Fontan-associated Liver Disease and Ethnic Disparities in Long-term Survivors of the Fontan Procedure: A Population-based Study Ann Surg. 2022 09 01; 276(3):482-490. . View in PubMed
  • A Programmatic Response, Including Bamlanivimab or Casirivimab-imdevimab Administration, Reduces Hospitalization and Death in COVID-19 Positive Abdominal Transplant Recipients Transplantation. 2022 02 01; 106(2):e153-e157. . View in PubMed
  • Autophagy impairment in liver CD11c+ cells promotes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease through production of IL-23 Nat Commun. 2022 03 17; 13(1):1440. . View in PubMed
  • Defining the “Tipping Point” to Success as a Surgeon-scientist: An Analysis of Applicants and Awardees of the American College of Surgeons Jacobson Promising Investigator Award Ann Surg. 2022 05 01; 275(5):e678-e682. . View in PubMed
  • Adaptation of Imaging Mass Cytometry to Explore the Single Cell Alloimmune Landscape of Liver Transplant Rejection Front Immunol. 2022; 13:831103. . View in PubMed
  • Anonymous Nondirected Living Liver Donation in the United States Transplant Direct. 2022 Jan; 8(1):e1275. . View in PubMed
  • Social Media in Transplantation: An Opportunity for Outreach, Research Promotion, and Enhancing Workforce Diversity Transplantation. 2022 11 01; 106(11):2108-2110. . View in PubMed
  • Transplantation. 2022 02 01; 106(2):227-233. . View in PubMed
  • New Approaches to the Diagnosis of Rejection and Prediction of Tolerance in Liver Transplantation Transplantation. 2022 10 01; 106(10):1952-1962. . View in PubMed
  • Non-invasive biomarkers of Fontan-associated liver disease JHEP Rep. 2021 Dec; 3(6):100362. . View in PubMed
  • Living Donor Versus Deceased Donor Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Transplant Direct. 2021 Oct; 7(10):e767. . View in PubMed
  • Assessment of the global practice of living donor liver transplantation Transpl Int. 2021 Oct; 34(10):1914-1927. . View in PubMed
  • A practical guide to writing a competitive K award application Surgery. 2021 11; 170(5):1411-1417. . View in PubMed
  • Potential association between public medical insurance, waitlist mortality, and utilization of living donor liver transplantation: An analysis of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Clin Transplant. 2021 10; 35(10):e14418. . View in PubMed
  • Mentored career development awards for the development of surgeon-scientists Surgery. 2021 10; 170(4):1105-1111. . View in PubMed
  • Racial and sex representation in clinical trials: Where are we in abdominal organ transplantation? Am J Transplant. 2021 10; 21(10):3491-3493.. View in PubMed
  • Re: Manuscript titled, “Liver transplantation for sickle cell disease: a systematic review” HPB (Oxford). 2021 07; 23(7):1135. . View in PubMed
  • Meta-analysis and meta-regression of outcomes for adult living donor liver transplantation versus deceased donor liver transplantation Am J Transplant. 2021 07; 21(7):2399-2412. . View in PubMed
  • A Healthy Liver After SVR: Food for Thought Dig Dis Sci. 2021 06; 66(6):1778-1779. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical shunts for extrahepatic portal vein obstruction in pediatric patients: a systematic review HPB (Oxford). 2021 05; 23(5):656-665. . View in PubMed
  • Health-related quality of life after anonymous nondirected living liver donation: A multicenter collaboration Am J Transplant. 2021 03; 21(3):1056-1067. . View in PubMed
  • Intraoperative salvage and liver re-transplantation on ECMO Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2021 08 01; 26(4):456-457. . View in PubMed
  • Creation of a Single Cell RNASeq Meta-Atlas to Define Human Liver Immune Homeostasis Front Immunol. 2021; 12:679521. . View in PubMed
  • The evolving role of ECMO in liver transplantation Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2021 06 01; 26(3):333-338. . View in PubMed
  • Clinicopathologic Characteristics of Late Acute Antibody-mediated Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplantation Transplantation. 2021 09 01; 105(9):2045-2053. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Sex and Race/Ethnicity With National Institutes of Health Funding of Surgeon-Scientists JAMA Surg. 2021 02 01; 156(2):195-197. . View in PubMed
  • Optimal Timing of Administration of Direct-acting Antivirals for Patients With Hepatitis C-associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Liver Transplantation Ann Surg. 2021 10 01; 274(4):613-620. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Surgeon Representation on NIH Study Sections With Receipt of Funding by Surgeon-scientists Ann Surg. 2021 06 01; 273(6):1042-1048. . View in PubMed
  • Crossmatch, Donor-specific Antibody Testing, and Immunosuppression in Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplantation: A Review Transplantation. 2021 12 01; 105(12):e285-e291. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of Advanced Renal Dysfunction on Posttransplant Outcomes After Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States Transplantation. 2021 12 01; 105(12):2564-2570. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of Morbid Obesity on Liver Transplant Candidacy and Outcomes: National and Regional Trends Transplantation. 2021 05 01; 105(5):1052-1060. . View in PubMed
  • Big Data in Transplantation Practice-the Devil Is in the Detail-Fontan-associated Liver Disease Transplantation. 2021 01 01; 105(1):18-22. . View in PubMed
  • Immunologic and Survival Benefits of Combined Heart-liver Transplantation in Children Transplantation. 2021 09 01; 105(9):e107-e108. . View in PubMed
  • Contemporary strategies to assess and manage liver donor steatosis: a review Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2021 10 01; 26(5):474-481. . View in PubMed
  • Biliary Internal Stents and Biliary Complications in Adult Liver Transplantation Transplant Proc. 2021 Jan-Feb; 53(1):171-176. . View in PubMed
  • A Potential Role for Robotic Cholecystectomy in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease: Analysis of the NSQIP Database Am Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 86(4):341-345. . View in PubMed
  • Rapid Adaptation of a Surgical Research Unit to Conduct Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:76-82. . View in PubMed
  • Living donor financial assistance programs in liver transplantation: The global perspective Clin Transplant. 2020 11; 34(11):e14073. . View in PubMed
  • The Association of Women Surgeons research grant: An analysis of the first 25 years Am J Surg. 2020 11; 220(5):1146-1150. . View in PubMed
  • Liver Transplantation in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in the United States J Surg Res. 2020 11; 255:23-32. . View in PubMed
  • Research priorities in Fontan-associated liver disease Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 10; 25(5):489-495. . View in PubMed
  • Long-Term Financial, Psychosocial, and Overall Health-Related Quality of Life After Living Liver Donation J Surg Res. 2020 09; 253:41-52. . View in PubMed
  • Global experience and perspective on anonymous nondirected live donation in living donor liver transplantation Clin Transplant. 2020 04; 34(4):e13836. . View in PubMed
  • Fontan-Associated Liver Disease: Screening, Management, and Transplant Considerations Circulation. 2020 08 11; 142(6):591-604. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of Liver Transplantation in Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy: Considerations for Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplantation Versus Safety Net Transplant Direct. 2019 Oct; 5(10):e490. . View in PubMed
  • Immunologic benefit of maternal donors in pediatric living donor liver transplantation Pediatr Transplant. 2019 11; 23(7):e13560. . View in PubMed
  • Use of Donation after Cardiac Death Donors at the University of Southern California J Am Coll Surg. 2019 10; 229(4):437-438. . View in PubMed
  • Chronically Retained Central Venous Catheter in Deceased Donor Liver Allograft Case Rep Transplant. 2019; 2019:4359197. . View in PubMed
  • HCV Eradication with Direct-Acting Antivirals Does Not Impact HCC Progression on the Waiting List or HCC Recurrence after Liver Transplantation Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 2019:2509059. . View in PubMed
  • Case series and systematic review of acquired diaphragmatic hernia after liver transplantation Pediatr Transplant. 2018 12; 22(8):e13296. . View in PubMed
  • Profiles in Surgical Research: John Alverdy, MD FACS Bull Am Coll Surg. 2018; 10(103):21-28. . View in PubMed
  • Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Presenting as an Enlarging Vascular Lesion within the Spleen Case Rep Transplant. 2018; 2018:3948784. . View in PubMed
  • Preliminary Single-Center Canadian Experience of Human Normothermic Ex Vivo Liver Perfusion: Results of a Clinical Trial Am J Transplant. 2017 04; 17(4):1071-1080. . View in PubMed
  • Profiles in surgical research: Mary THawn, MD, MPH, FACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2017 01; 102(1):26-32. . View in PubMed
  • Profiles in surgical research: Anthony Atala, MD, FAC5 Bull Am Coll Surg. 2016 May; 101(5):30-5. . View in PubMed
  • Profiles in surgical research: Dorry LSegev, MD, PhD, FACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(7):27-33. . View in PubMed
  • Profiles in surgical research: Michael RHarrison, MD, FACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jan; 100(1):35-40. . View in PubMed
  • Improved communication techniques enable residents to provide better care now and in the future Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Aug; 98(8):26-32. . View in PubMed
  • Women leaders in surgery: past, present, and future Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug; 97(8):24-9. . View in PubMed
  • Caspase inhibitor IDN6556 facilitates marginal mass islet engraftment in a porcine islet autotransplant model Transplantation. 2012 Jul 15; 94(1):30-5. . View in PubMed
  • AEB071 (sotrastaurin) does not exhibit toxic effects on human islets in vitro, nor after transplantation into immunodeficient mice Islets. 2011 Nov-Dec; 3(6):338-43. . View in PubMed
  • The caspase inhibitor IDN-6556 (PF3491390) improves marginal mass engraftment after islet transplantation in mice Surgery. 2011 Jul; 150(1):48-55. . View in PubMed
  • Education and imagingHepatobiliary and pancreatic: Multinodular fatty liver associated with porphyria cutanea tarda. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jan; 26(1):211. . View in PubMed
  • Caspase inhibitor therapy synergizes with costimulation blockade to promote indefinite islet allograft survival Diabetes. 2010 Jun; 59(6):1469-77. . View in PubMed
  • Liraglutide, a long-acting human glucagon-like peptide 1 analogue, improves human islet survival in culture Transpl Int. 2010 Mar 01; 23(3):259-65. . View in PubMed
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor expression in hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: Implications for treatment and surgical management Liver Transpl. 2010 Feb; 16(2):191-7. . View in PubMed
  • Histologic graft assessment after clinical islet transplantation Transplantation. 2009 Dec 15; 88(11):1286-93. . View in PubMed
  • Costimulatory blockade with belatacept in clinical and experimental transplantation – a review Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2009 Jun; 9(6):789-96. . View in PubMed
  • Inhibition of Th17 cells regulates autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice Diabetes. 2009 Jun; 58(6):1302-11. . View in PubMed
  • Porcine marginal mass islet autografts resist metabolic failure over time and are enhanced by early treatment with liraglutide Endocrinology. 2009 May; 150(5):2145-52. . View in PubMed
  • AEB-071 has minimal impact on onset of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice Autoimmunity. 2009 Mar; 42(3):242-8. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of different induction strategies on effector, regulatory and memory lymphocyte sub-populations in clinical islet transplantation Transpl Int. 2009 Feb; 22(2):182-91. . View in PubMed
  • Protein kinase C inhibitor, AEB-071, acts complementarily with cyclosporine to prevent islet rejection in rats Transplantation. 2009 Jan 15; 87(1):59-65. . View in PubMed
  • Optimal implantation site for pancreatic islet transplantation Br J Surg. 2008 Dec; 95(12):1449-61. . View in PubMed
  • The role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in mouse islet transplantation Transplantation. 2008 Nov 27; 86(10):1361-9. . View in PubMed
  • The role of macrophage migration inhibitory factor on glucose metabolism and diabetes Diabetologia. 2008 Nov; 51(11):1937-46. . View in PubMed
  • Liraglutide, a long-acting human glucagon-like peptide 1 analog, improves glucose homeostasis in marginal mass islet transplantation in mice Endocrinology. 2008 Sep; 149(9):4322-8. . View in PubMed
  • The caspase selective inhibitor EP1013 augments human islet graft function and longevity in marginal mass islet transplantation in mice Diabetes. 2008 Jun; 57(6):1556-66. . View in PubMed
  • Belatacept and basiliximab diminish human antiporcine xenoreactivity and synergize to inhibit alloimmunity Transplantation. 2008 Jan 15; 85(1):118-24. . View in PubMed
  • Human islet function is not impaired by the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator FTY720 Am J Transplant. 2007 Aug; 7(8):2031-8. . View in PubMed
  • Caspase inhibitor therapy enhances marginal mass islet graft survival and preserves long-term function in islet transplantation Diabetes. 2007 May; 56(5):1289-98. . View in PubMed
  • Factors influencing the loss of beta-cell mass in islet transplantation Cell Transplant. 2007; 16(1):1-8. . View in PubMed
  • Factors Influencing the Loss of ß-Cell Mass in Islet Transplantation Cell Transplant. 2007 Jan; 16(1):1-8. . View in PubMed
  • Neonatal porcine islets exhibit natural resistance to hypoxia-induced apoptosis Transplantation. 2006 Oct 15; 82(7):945-52. . View in PubMed
  • Interventional strategies to prevent beta-cell apoptosis in islet transplantation Diabetes. 2006 Jul; 55(7):1907-14. . View in PubMed
  • XIAP overexpression in human islets prevents early posttransplant apoptosis and reduces the islet mass needed to treat diabetes Diabetes. 2005 Sep; 54(9):2541-8. . View in PubMed
  • XIAP overexpression in islet beta-cells enhances engraftment and minimizes hypoxia-reperfusion injury Am J Transplant. 2005 Jun; 5(6):1297-305. . View in PubMed
  • The trail of chromium(III) in vivo from the blood to the urine: the roles of transferrin and chromodulin J Biol Inorg Chem. 2001 Jun; 6(5-6):608-17. . View in PubMed
  • The binding of trivalent chromium to low-molecular-weight chromium-binding substance (LMWCr) and the transfer of chromium from transferrin and chromium picolinate to LMWCr J Biol Inorg Chem. 2000 Feb; 5(1):129-36. . View in PubMed
  • The biomimetic [Cr3O(O2CCH2CH3)6(H2O)3]+ decreases plasma cholesterol and triglycerides in rats: towards chromium-containing therapeutics J Biol Inorg Chem. 1999 Dec; 4(6):838-45. . View in PubMed

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